SB CAN Action Alert Nov 5 2013

1.
Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Affordable Care Act -- Free Forum
Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria

2.
Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m.
SB CAN's North County Housing, Open Space and Transportation (H.O.T.) Committee Meeting
Rabobank, corner of Battles Road and South Broadway, Santa Maria

3.
Friday, November 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SB CAN's South County Housing, Open Space and Transportation (H.O.T.) Committee Meeting
Union Bank's Community Partners Center, 15 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

4.
Sunday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Central Coast Green Team Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden Work Day
Santa Maria Community Garden, 910 S. Oakwood Drive, Santa Maria

5.
Tuesday, November 12 at 9 a.m.
Public Hearing on the Appeal of the County Planning Commission's Approval of the Santa Maria Energy Project
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room,  511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

1.
Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Affordable Care Act -- Free Forum
Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria

The League of Women Voters invites the public to a free forum to learn more about the Affordable Care Act. Representatives from Dignity Health, CenCal and Community Health Center (CHC) will be on the panel and answer questions. Spanish translation will be provided.

2.
Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m.
SB CAN's North County Housing, Open Space and Transportation (H.O.T.) Committee Meeting
Rabobank, corner of Battles Road and South Broadway, Santa Maria

This month's North County H.O.T. Committee meets this Thursday, November 7.  Usually we meet on the second Thursday, but this month we are meeting early because we want to discuss two important hearings scheduled for next week: On November 12, the County Board of Supervisors will consider our appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the Santa Maria Energy project and on November 13 the County Planning Commission will again consider the Mosby Recreational Fields project.

As always, everyone will have an opportunity to raise issues of concern to them.

3.
Friday, November 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
SB CAN's South County Housing, Open Space and Transportation (H.O.T.) Committee Meeting
Union Bank's Community Partners Center, 15 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

SB CAN's South County H.O.T. Committee meets this Friday. Nathan Alley of the Environmental Defense Center will lead a discussion on several oil development issues: the Board of Supervisors consideration of our appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the Santa Maria Energy project, offshore oil study at Vandenberg, the new fracking bill, and more. We will also discuss the results of the Santa Barbara City Council election.

As always, everyone will have a chance to bring up other topics of concern to them.
4.
Sunday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Central Coast Green Team Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden Work Day
Santa Maria Community Garden, 910 S. Oakwood Drive, Santa Maria

The Central Coast Green Team will install more of the hardscape for its Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden and will be pruning and weeding the city's Flower Garden. They could use your help. Gardening gloves and water (to keep hydrated) are recommended. They'll also have some tools and gloves.

More information: www.centralcoastgreenteam.org, Facebook/CentralCoastGreenTeam, jeanne@centralcoastgreenteam.org or 805.739.1836.

5.
Tuesday, November 12 at 9 a.m.
Public Hearing on the Appeal of the County Planning Commission's Approval of the Santa Maria Energy Project
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room,  511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing on the Appeal of the Planning Commissioner's decision to approve the Santa Maria Energy Oil Drilling and Production project and the project EIR. The oil company proposes to drill 136 oil and gas wells just south of Orcutt using a cyclic-steaming process, construction of a 3-mile crude oil pipeline and construction of an 8-mile recycled water pipeline.

SB CAN urges you to attend and speak in support of requiring that the greenhouse gas emissions be largely, if not fully, offset.

Much has been written and said about this project over the last several months. You might want to read our editorials on mitigating the greenhouse gas emissions from this project.

This is a big deal. We’ve been working hard on this for months and could use your support at the hearing. Here are the links: http://www.sbcan.org/sm_energy_mitigate_move_forward and http://www.sbcan.org/answering_questions_about_climate_change.


Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.
Thank you.

Ken Hough

SB CAN Executive Director
ken@sbcan.org
805.563.0463
www.sbcan.org

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